Wave WiFi, a leader in marine wireless connectivity has teamed up with 4ocean to help keep their fleet of boats online as they work to rid the oceans of plastic.
Wave WiFi has a full array of marine antennas, Ethernet Converters and Marine Network Controllers that help boaters stay connected further offshore and manage their network. Their WiFi products provide the fastest connection speeds available and come in 2.4GHZ single band, or 2.4GHz and 5GHz Dual Band configurations. Wave’s MBR550 auto-failover router has a built-in Global SIM card slot that can automatically switch to Cellular connections when out of WiFi range. The MBR 550 is also compatible with a host of satellite systems and can be set to default to satellite when Cellular and WiFi are not available. By partnering with 4ocean Wave WiFi supports their efforts toward global ocean cleanup and keeps their vessels connected in a cost-effective manner.
4ocean is dedicated to helping rid the oceans of plastics. Founded by a pair of surfers who were astounded at the amount of plastic debris they encountered in the ocean, they came up with an innovative way to raise money in order to clean up the ocean. The 4ocean bracelet is an inexpensive way for concerned people to contribute by helping remove plastic from the ocean. Made with recycled materials, every $20 bracelet purchased funds the removal of 1 pound of trash from the ocean and coastlines. In less than 2 years, 4ocean has removed 4,030,660 pounds of trash from the ocean and coastlines. The bracelets are a symbol that can be worn to demonstrate concern for the oceans and a willingness to do something about it
4ocean has cleaned the ocean and coastlines in 27 countries so far! They team up with local fishermen and have a fleet of boats as well as shoreside equipment to help accomplish the work. The 4ocean Caribbean team is more than 80 people strong and continues to grow. The team strives to pull around 3,000 pounds of plastic and trash from the ocean and coastlines of the Caribbean every single day.
“As boaters, we know that keeping the ocean clean is important. Helping 4ocean with their internet connectivity saves them time and money so they can concentrate on ridding the oceans and coastlines of plastic. We are thrilled to contribute to this important marine conservation initiative and look forward to even higher impact and involvement as we grow together.”
Jeff Graham, President, Wave WiFi.
About Wave WiFi Inc.
Based in Oakland Park, Florida. Wave WiFi has been offering high tech mobile WiFi solutions for the marine market for over 14 years. The initial product offering was a limited line of extended range, mobile WiFi systems launched in 2004. Many new products followed over the years including waterproof external antennas, routers, and access points for inside the vessel, dual-band solutions, and now 3G/4G cellular receivers. Today Wave WiFi produces a wide range of products that help boaters, RV owners, marinas, and anyone needing access to mobile internet, easy and effective connectivity, performance, and reliability.
With their US headquarters in the coastal city of Boca Raton, the 4ocean movement has been cleaning the ocean and coastlines since January 2017. Not only did they pull their first pound of trash in Florida, but that is the location of their Global Fulfillment Center and first Cleanup Operations Facility. International Headquarters are in Bali, Indonesia, where the founders first had the idea to build 4ocean. This tropical island has some of the most beautiful beaches on the planet, but many are also heavily polluted by ocean plastic. Since opening, cleanup efforts are growing, new economies are being created, and local communities are being educated on sustainability so we can solve this global problem together. This shift is also quite apparent where they’ve recently set-up land-based operations in the Philippines, and now in Haiti. 4ocean currently operates in over 27 countries and employs over 150 people worldwide. Each of these locations is a crucial part of their ongoing mission to clean the ocean and coastlines…one pound at a time.